OT: survey of the academics

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Tue Jan 2 14:30:14 UTC 2007

This question is raised purely by my own curiosity and other personal
reasons. Feel free to reply off-list.

For those of you teaching in English departments, I'm curious as to
whether you have a terminal degree in English or in Linguistics.

This query is prompted by my own professional/personal situation: I'm
at a point where if I want to get a PhD, I really should before I'm
too old (I may actually already be too old and just not know it yet).
A PhD in Linguistics from a "local" state school seems a possibility
to top off my MA in Medieval Studies (where I discovered my love for
dead Germanic languages) and a BA in English (which also included 4
years of German). There are no local colleges with Linguistics
departments, so the most likely situation is a position in an English
department. Hence my query.

---Amy West

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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